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Issues: ASTI president Deirdre McDonald

Issues: ASTI president Deirdre McDonald

Issues: ASTI president Deirdre McDonald

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has told its members they won't be compelled to work to help prepare students in the weeks ahead of the rescheduled Leaving Cert.

The union issued a clarification to members over the weekend to correct "a considerable amount of misinformation".

Teachers are being asked to return to the classroom for at least two weeks to help the 61,000 Leaving Cert candidates entered for the exam, now pencilled in for an end of July/ early August start.